DONCASTER ST LEGER 1821

The 46th winner of the St Leger, held on Monday 17th September 1821 over the St Leger course of Town Moor, was Jack Spigot, a brown colt by Ardrossan out of a sister to Bourbon, owned by the Hon. Thomas Orde-Powlett. A field of 13 runners contested the race, although there were 49 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 1225 Guineas. (Equivalent to £109,000 in 2017)

JACK SPIGOT SR 1921

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
JACK SPIGOT William Scott Isaac Blades Hon. Thomas Orde-Powlett 6/1
FORTUNA John Day Mr Watson 25/1
CORONATION Ben Smith Lord Scarbrough 20/1
SANDBECK Frank Buckle Earl Fitzwilliam 20/1
VINGT-UN H Edwards Mr Allison 4/1
CATALINE John Jackson Mr Watt 50/1
UNNAMED BAY COLT BY PRIME MINISTER M Noble Mr Brandling 50/1
COLWELL Robert Johnson Mr Riddell 50/1
MY LADY Arnold Mr R Milnes 7/1
MADAME VESTRIS G Nelson Mr Henry Peirse 50/1
GUSTAVUS Sam Day Mr Hunter 5/2 fav
PASTORELLA T Howard Mr T Sadler 25/1
LUNATIC J Garbutt Colonel King 20/1
In the early part of the race Coronation made the running, but after 3/4 mile Lunatic took over for the next 3/4 mile. Approaching the distance he was challenged by Fortuna and Jack Spigot, the latter getting up close home by half a length in 3 minutes 26 seconds. In his career he raced 6 times, winning 4 of them. Over Round 105%
Note:The image above is in the public domain being by John Frederick Herring who died over 150 years ago in 1865.

The Cup shown opposite was awarded to Mr T Orde Powlett, owner of Jack Spigot the winner of the 1821 St Leger. The silver Cup had a height of 17 inches and was inscribed:-
GREAT ST LEGER
1821
Won by
Mr T ORDE POWLETT’S
Br Colt Jack Spigot
Jack Spigot by Ardrossan out of a sister to Bourbon beat 12 others in the St Leger. Two days later, on Wednesday 19th September, he won the Foal Stakes of 100 Guineas, beating Mr R Milne’s My Lady. During his 4 year old career he went to Newcastle on 17th July 1822 where he won the Convivial Stakes of 50 Guineas, beating 4 others. Two months later, on 5th September at Preston Guild he won the Gold Cup of 100 Guineas for all aged horses, beating Reveller and Dr Syntax over 3 miles and the distance.

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